Qadree Ollison re-signs with the Atlanta Falcons
On Monday afternoon, the Atlanta Falcons announced that they are re-signing running back Qadree Ollison on a one-year deal.
This deal brings even more depth to a now four-man running back room in Atlanta. In 2021 with the Atlanta Falcons, Ollison accumulated 105 rushing yards and one touchdown on 21 carries in 2021.
Ollison’s lone touchdown run of 2021 came in the last game of the season against the New Orleans Saints after breaking loose for a 19-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of the season finale.
After signing Wayne Gallman in September, the Falcons released Ollison and signed him to the practice squad shortly after. After Gallman was released from the Falcons on December 11, 2021, Ollison was promoted back to the active roster, where he stayed for the remainder of the season.
Ollison joins a running back group that now consists of Cordarrelle Patterson, Mike Davis, and Damien Williams. Here are the current contracts of the Falcons’ running back room:
- Cordarrelle Patterson: signed two-year, $10.5 million in 2022.
- Mike Davis: signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract in 2021.
- Damien Williams: signed a one-year, $1.62 million contract in 2022.
- Qadree Ollison: signed one-year contract, deal details TBA.
Ollison is currently listed as third on the Atlanta Falcons’ depth chart from ESPN, with Cordarrelle Patterson listed as the starting running back and Mike Davis as backup, with Ollison as third-string and Damien Williams behind Ollison at the fourth string.
In a video posted by the Falcons shortly after the announcement of his new contract with the team, Ollison says he’s “excited to get back to work,” in his fourth season with Atlanta.
With the Falcons, Ollison has racked up 158 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 44 carries in his three-year NFL career.
Ollison was drafted in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft with the 152nd overall pick. Ollison played with the Pittsburgh Panthers for four seasons, earning ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2015 with Pitt.